Just bumped into this topic at TripAdvisor here, so might as well.... A bunch of us (likely 6) are planning a Canadian Rockies trip next summer (we're in New York), likely driving from Calgary around, to Banff, Jasper (naturally the Icefields Pkwy also), and possibly Waterton/Glacier national parks (likely 2 weeks up there). We WILL want to walk/hike around, mostly same-day hikes (short or long). So, now this is a tall order - what say are your 3 most-recommended trails around Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, and Waterton/Glacier? Of course, even any "1" recommendation is appreciated. Any lodging recommendation is also desired.